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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By arianascrunchymama
I am finishing up a paper I'm writing linking...

I am finishing up a paper I'm writing linking Circumcision and Freud's repition compulsion theory (back in school to become an IBCLC! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/banana.gif), but need...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-07-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By arianascrunchymama
I'm not from this board but am a sucker for...

I'm not from this board but am a sucker for amazing UP/UC stories- your included! I cannot imagine getting harassed for following your heart and gut by bringing your newest editions into the world...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-07-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,879
Posted By arianascrunchymama
congrats! I love born-in-the-caul stories!!! ...

congrats! I love born-in-the-caul stories!!!
enjoy your babymoon with your perfect new baby girl!!!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-08-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,079
Posted By arianascrunchymama
a slightly higher risk of an infection is no...

a slightly higher risk of an infection is no reason to cut off a healthy important part of a baby's body.

circumcision effects the entire function of the penis, sexually and otherwise

I'm back...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-08-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By arianascrunchymama
totally normal! it feels good, so why not?!...

totally normal! it feels good, so why not?! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
my daughter is thisclose to being an EC grad so she is also constantly bottomless around...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-05-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,066
Posted By arianascrunchymama
oh mama......

oh mama... http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif I cannot even begin to fathom what is going on in your heart right now. I agree with the other posters who suggested that it is not...
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By arianascrunchymama
I had a pretty traumatic public school...

I had a pretty traumatic public school experience and have seriously considered home/unschooling DD since I was pregnant with her. I don't want to project my negative experiences onto her, but it...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-30-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By arianascrunchymama
I have an extremely hyperactive thyroid, and got...

I have an extremely hyperactive thyroid, and got AF on cd29 instead of my clockwork 31 day cycle (not a huge deal), but now at cd9 I'm having tons of creamy cm that's pretty stretchy (not ewcm,...
Forum: Fertility   07-30-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By arianascrunchymama
I have an extremely hyperactive thyroid, and got...

I have an extremely hyperactive thyroid, and got AF on cd29 instead of my clockwork 31 day cycle (not a huge deal), but now at cd9 I'm having tons of creamy cm that's pretty stretchy (not ewcm,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-24-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By arianascrunchymama
BUT I found an answer to my issues and was...

BUT I found an answer to my issues and was hoping that maybe it would help someone!

DH and I were TTC for 11 months while I was (am) still BFing my DD. We had 1 chemical pregnancy and I was so...
Forum: Lactivism   07-13-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By arianascrunchymama
I was told a couple weeks ago by a lady working...

I was told a couple weeks ago by a lady working the sign in counter at the WIC office to "cover up or go nurse somewhere private like the bathroom because I was going to offend the other mothers...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-13-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,388
Posted By arianascrunchymama
a friend and girl I used to work with was on the...

a friend and girl I used to work with was on the mini pill, and had AF back since she was about 5 months PP. She was nursing her 7 month old one night and called me because she felt flutters, but...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-08-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By arianascrunchymama
I'm looking for that link on how to approach a...

I'm looking for that link on how to approach a circ convo with men. Something like "the...of men?" It was written by a man who either sued the doc who circ'd him decades prior or just one who is...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-21-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By arianascrunchymama
he is stunning! I would guess him to be around...

he is stunning! I would guess him to be around 10-11 pounds- was he the same weight as his big brother!?

Amazing birth story!
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-20-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By arianascrunchymama
hahaha! I MISS that stage so badly! I cried...

hahaha! I MISS that stage so badly! I cried everyday while we got the hang of nursing (DD was early) and struggled with an oversupply but seeing her shake her head like a crazy person around my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-20-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,874
Posted By arianascrunchymama
lol moon.mom! that is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

lol moon.mom! that is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!

my DD started getting REALLY excited to nurse starting around 13 months. I guess because I asked her instead of just sitting down in our chair with her....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-20-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By arianascrunchymama
OMG he's STUNNING! what an awesome birth!! enjoy...

OMG he's STUNNING! what an awesome birth!! enjoy your babymoon!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-20-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,494
Posted By arianascrunchymama
I can see your connection for sure! But since...

I can see your connection for sure! But since it's done when we're teenagers at least we have some say in it. As opposed to newborn boys who have none.

I had mine out when I was 17. They were...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-20-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By arianascrunchymama
that made me almost cry happy tears! it's sad...

that made me almost cry happy tears! it's sad that it took seeing it firsthand for him to be against it. But I'm sure he'll be so grateful for your sons being intact!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-20-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By arianascrunchymama
no words of wisdom- only commiseration. Only I...

no words of wisdom- only commiseration. Only I don't have a new toothless baby to remember how much nicer it felt with a gummy latch.

my DD is almost 21 months old and has left 4 teeth marks on...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-19-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By arianascrunchymama
here's an evap pic. it showed up in about 6...

here's an evap pic. it showed up in about 6 minutes- this pic was taken about 10 minutes post-pee. It's not where a real line should be but it had my heart skipping beats all day! It's on a Dollar...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-19-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,232
Posted By arianascrunchymama
Isis- all the way! I've tried the Medela...

Isis- all the way!
I've tried the Medela manual pump and hardly got anything. I responded really well to the Isis. The only downside is that the bottom of the Avent bottles are slightly rounded so...
Forum: Lactivism   05-19-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By arianascrunchymama
While breastfeeding may not seem the right...

While breastfeeding may not seem the right choice for every parent, it is the best choice for every baby. ~Amy Spangler

It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in...
Forum: Lactivism   05-19-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By arianascrunchymama
the formula commercials upset me, too!!! There...

the formula commercials upset me, too!!! There is one BFing commercial that airs occasionally and I get so excited when I see it. It's the one for Medela and says that breastmilk is THE best thing...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-19-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,659
Posted By arianascrunchymama
Dh and I were in the kitchen one night making...

Dh and I were in the kitchen one night making milkshakes and I pulled open the silverware drawer. I stopped suddenly and jerked forward from a sharp pain down low. I think I said "wow" then pulled...
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